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RueNatural health supplements sometimes have unexpected side effects or interactions with medication that can lead to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening. The following is a list of cautions that you should be aware of before using Rue (Ruta). These are referred to as drug/herb interactions.
Warning 1 - Contraindications: Rue has been called an abortifacient, or substance that induces the premature expulsion of the fetus and should not be used durring pregnancy.
Warning 2 - Antihypertensives: Rue may cause an increase in vasodilation, do not use concurrently.
Warning 3 - Cardiac gylcosides: May cause an increase in inotropic effects (alters the strength of the heartbeat). Experts recommend avoiding concurrent use.
Warning 4 - Sunburn: Applying rue to sunburned skin can cause blistering. Some people are much more sensitive than others.
Used as a natural health remedy: Rue is used internally for relief of:
Rue oil is used externally for treating hemorrhoid pain.
Side Effects of RueThe side effects associated with Rue are rare. However, when more than 4 grams daily are used this herb may cause:
Other side effects may also occur when using Rue. (See form below)
Rue is also known as Common Rue, Countryman's-treacle, Garden Rue, German Rue, and Herb-of-grace.
As with any herb, a serious allergic reaction is possible. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These may include a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.Return to the Herb List.
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